Honed finish on granite will not look as shiny as polished finish and will also lack the reflective nature seen on polished stones.
Honed gives the stone smooth and gloomy finish. Honed finished headstones are also scratch resistant since they are not glossy.
Brushing the surface of the stone with metal rotary brushes creates an antique finish to the stone. This gives the stone a bumpy look since the brushing erodes all the softer particles on the surface, the surface will be fairly smooth.
Polished is the most popular type of finish for granite countertops, and for good reason. If you’re looking to enhance the rich colours of your granite stone, polished is the way to go. They’re high-gloss and give off a light-reflecting shine. Polished granite finishes are the easiest to maintain. Since it is the least porous of the different finishes, it does not have to be sealed as often as the other types.